Sailing the seas

Oil on 16 x 12 inch canvas panel.  I divided the canvas diagonally painting the gathering gloom on the left side and the lighter golden tones on the right side and placed the horizon a third of the canvas height above the bottom edge and positioned the cutter sailing vessel about one-third of the width of the canvas from the right edge with the sails jutting through the horizon.  Mussini semi-transparent oil paints in layers along with burnt sienna and umber for the darker tones were used.  Flake white oil for the sails.


Blackwater Sunrise
The beginning of a new day as the sun rises over the Blackwater River.  Oil on canvas 24 x 12 in.